Predict the Future: 3 Factors Affecting HVAC Lifespan

November 20, 2017

You’ve heard the question too many times: If you could have a superpower, what would it be? We have some outliers at times, but you know the big three: to fly, to read minds and to see the future. As we get older, most residents of Mobile, Alabama, would probably lean more toward being able to predict the future. You can’t predict the future, though, but you can anticipate your HVAC system’s demise by watching for factors that reduce its lifespan.

Indoor Air Quality

You should keep your home clean for more than just entertaining guests. The dirtier your home is, the more strain your HVAC system experiences while attempting to maintain comfort. And the more dust in your home, the more that can actually coat the system and reduce its efficiency.

System Size

Just like a good pair of pants, a service technician installs an efficient HVAC system according to the home’s load requirement. If you have a heating or cooling system that’s either too large or small for the needs of your living space, the system will experience short cycling or strain to keep up with the load. Both of these can reduce efficiency and lifespan.


All technology falters with time. With regular maintenance, an HVAC system has a better chance of living out its lifespan of 10 to 15 years.

Without proper maintenance, components of the system fall into disrepair and don’t operate as efficiently. Over time and without care, you’ll only exacerbate those problems.

In the end, any factor that impacts the efficiency of your HVAC system will inevitably affect its lifespan. To prevent reducing your HVAC system’s lifespan, schedule preventive heating maintenance by calling Keith Air Conditioning at 251-476-3610.